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Front MatterHalf Title pageTitle PageCopyright PageTable Of ContentsPREFACEContentsI: THE HALAKHA AND LIFEHALAKHA AND RELIGIONHUMANISTIC ASPECTS OF JEWISH LAWHALAKHA AND HISTORYTHE LAWS REGARDING SLAVERY - As a Source for Social History of the Period of theSecond Temple, the Mishnah and TalmudI. THE GENERAL INVESTIGATION OF SLAVERY IN THE ANCIENT WORLDII. THE HEBREW SLAVE OF FELLOW-JEWSIII. THE SLAVE OF NON-JEWISH ORIGINIV. FROM THE DESTRUCTION OF 70 C.E. TO THE 4th CENTURYADDENDATHE RABBINICAL LAWS OF IDOLATRY IN THE SECOND AND THIRD CENTURIES IN THE LIGHTOF ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL FACTSADDENDAHALAKHA ET RÉALITÉ DANS LA VIE DES JUIFS DE FRANCE AU MOYEN-ÄGETHE HISTORY OF POLISH JEWS AFTER WORLD WAR I AS REFLECTED IN THE TRADITIONAL LITERATUREII: AGGADAH AND POLEMICSSELF-ISOLATION OR SELF-AFFIRMATION IN JUDAISM IN THE FIRST THREE CENTURIES: THEORY AND PRACTICEIntroductionUniversalism and particularismNoachian commandmentsThe rabbis and the GentilesGreek language and literatureTolerance of dissentR. Ishmael said:Unity of mankindConclusionNotes REDEMPTION AND REPENTANCE IN TALMUDIC JUDAISMIn the Apocalypse of Barukh (chs. 26-29) we read TREASURES ABOVETHE ROLE OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS IN JEWISH WORSHIPTHE HOMILETICAL INTERPRETATIONS OF THE SAGES AND THE EXPOSITIONS OF ORIGEN ON CANTICLES AND THE JEWISH-CHRISTIAN DISPUTATIONÉTUDES SUR LA LITTÉRATURE POLÉMIQUE AU MOYEN-ÄGEIII: TYPES OF LEADERSHIPBETWEEN RULERS AND RULED—SOME ASPECTS OF THE JEWISH TRADITIONPROPHET AND SAGE IN THE JEWISH HERITAGETHE TALMUDIC SAGE: CHARACTER AND AUTHORITYCLASS-STATUS AND LEADERSHIP IN THE WORLD OF THE PALESTINIAN SAGESADDENDATHE DEATH OF JOAB: POLITICAL HISTORY IN THE EYES OF THE SAGESIV: JEWISH STUDIESJEWISH STUDIES: STATUS AND PROBLEMSADDITIONAL NOTESJEWISH STUDIES AND THE JEWISH COMMUNITYACADEMIC RESEARCH AND RELIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIPTHE SEARCH OF THE PASTNotesBack MatterLIST OF SOURCESGENERAL INDEXINDEX OF SOURCESHebrew BibleGenesisExodusLeviticusNumberDeuteronomyJoshua1 Samuel2 Samuel 1 Kings2 Kings IsaiahJeremiahEzekielHoseaAmosMichahZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiPsalmsProverbsCanticlesRuthLamentations EstherDanielEzraNehemiah1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesTranslations of the BibleSeptuagint (= LXX)Other TranslationsApocryphaPseudepigraphaQumran LiteraturePhiloJosephusRabbinic LiteratureMishnahToseftaHalakhic Midrashim and other Tannaitic WorksPalestinian TalmudMinor TractatesBabylonian TalmudAggadic MidrashimMedieval Rabbinic LiteratureEpigraphical and Papyrological SourcesAncient Classical LiteratureRoman Legal SourcesChurch Fathers and later Christian SourcesZoroastrian SourcesINDEX OF NAMESINDEX OF HEBREW AND ARAMAIC WORDS AND EXPRESSIONSINDEX OF GREEK WORDS AND EXPRESSIONSINDEX OF LATIN WORDS AND EXPRESSIONSBack Cover
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